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Modern Personal Defense Weapon Calibers 002: The 4.6x30mm HK

If the 5.7x28mm FN is the first successful modern PDW round, then the 4.6x30mm HK is the second, and its biggest rival. German firm Heckler and developed the microcaliber 4.6mm in the 1990s as a response to a NATO solicitation for a Personal Defense Weapon, to which [Read More…]

Four PDW calibers: .22 WMR (Kel-Tec CMR-30 and PMR-30 SMG), .22 SCAMP (Colt SCAMP), 5.7x28mm FN (FN P90), and 4.6x30mm HK (HK MP7).

Modern Personal Defense Weapon Calibers 001: Introduction, and the 5.7x28mm FN

At this point, we’ve talked about 25 different intermediate and full power calibers as part of a series comparing different types of modern small arms ammunition. However, one subject not yet thoroughly covered is rounds for personal defense weapons (PDWs). These [Read More…]

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The Modern Civilian PDW Reborn? BreachBangClear Slings a Glock, and It’s Somehow Not Terrible

The National Firearms Act really is a drag. Thanks to its legal restrictions on short barreled rifles, some of the lightest and handiest classes of firearms are substantially restricted from common ownership in the US. The police carbine (semiautomatic short barreled [Read More…]

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Firearm Showcase: The Heckler & Koch SMG II, 1980s Would-Be Successor to the MP5 – HIGH RES PICS!

In May of this year, I got the rare opportunity to travel to Heckler & Koch’s headquarters in Ashburn, VA, to take a look at some of the experimental and prototype firearms they have located there in their famous “Grey Room”. It wouldn’t be worth as much for [Read More…]

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More On Kalashnikov Concern’s New MA Compact Assault Rifle and SVK Marksman’s Rifle (and More!), via Modern Firearms

Kalashnikov Concern’s newest weapon releases have received quite a lot of attention since they were first shown off at the ARMY 2016 military and technology forum in Moscow, and as the conference winds down, I want to take a more thorough pass through four of [Read More…]

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Cracking the Machine Pistol’s Code: Is a Useful Fully Automatic Handgun Possible?

In a previous article on TFB, we compared a Mauser 712 Schnellfeuer to a Glock 17 with an auto sear, and along the way discussed how very limited the usefulness of the modern machine pistol is. Fully automatic pistol-sized weapons have been around for over a hundred [Read More…]

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TFB’s Rifle (And Subgun) Weight Omnibus – How Heavy is Your Rifle? (Part 1 of 3)

In October, I traveled out to see my co-writer Alex C. to collect data on the weights of different long guns and some of their components. Over that weekend, I weighed 58 rifles and submachine guns, and numerous magazines, bolts, bolt carriers, and other miscellaneous [Read More…]

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Angstadt Arms UDP-9 Glock Mag 9mm PDW

Angstadt Arms debuted their new UDP-9 PDW (personal defense weapon) at the 2015 SHOT Show. The new UDP-9 is chambered in 9mm and accepts Glock magazines. It features a 7075-T6 billet aluminum lower and upper receiver, flared magwells, an oversized trigger guard and a [Read More…]

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DPMS PDW in 300 BLK

DPMS is now making their Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) in .300 BLK. The gun has a 7.5″ barrel with a 1:7 twist.  It it topped with a AAC Blackout flash hider.  The flip up sights are from Magpul.  A SOG vertical foregrip is attached to the four rail handguard. [Read More…]

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New PDW from LWRC: IC PSD

Chambered in 6.8mm SPC, this Personal Defense Weapon from LWRC packs a lot of firepower into a small package. It features a H&K-style skeleton stock which extends past a short buffer tube. This is not the most comfortable stock configuration, but it saves space. [Read More…]

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DIY Indian INSAS PDW

The INSAS is too easy a gun to make fun of. It is the giraffe of the gun world, a committee designed clone of the AK merged with some miscellaneous FN parts, badly manufactured from cheap materials and forced upon its end user, the Indian Army, by a government-owned gun [Read More…]

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Gun Review: KRISS Vector

The KRISS Vector is one of the most interesting and innovative weapons I’ve used in a very long time. I have been very impressed with the design, ergonomics as well as the lack of noticeable recoil. This is an impressive design to say the least. This weapon system has [Read More…]

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More photos of the FN SCAR PDW

“gotm4″, an armorer at Virginia Arms, posted photos of the SCAR PDW at M4Carbine.net. The ultra-short barrel combined the high mounted red dot at the end of the receiver makes it look almost sci-fi. [ Many thanks to King for the link. ]

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FN SCAR PDW

The French Defense Ministry has posted an interesting article on their website about new products at the US Army’s AUSA ’10 expo. Notably, they mention a new PDW version for the SCAR. It has a very short barrel (10″?) and an H&K-style retractable [Read More…]

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Silver Shadow Gilboa PDW AR-15

DoubleTapper recently attended the ISDEF 2010 expo in Israel. One of the guns he saw there was the Gilboa, which made by the Israeli firm Silver Shadow Advanced Security System Ltd. This full-auto AR-15 style weapon has just about all the features you could want from a [Read More…]